It may sound like a minor complaint and I'm sure it's been mentioned before, but it would be nice if more people would use READMORE tags in their posts. I like to see the messages at a glance and see if anything catches my interest.
When huge nodes get front-paged, it makes it a pain to get to the nodes listed below them scrolling through a hundred lines of code.
Perhaps a user setting that will truncate these posts at a preset character limit and automatically generate a READMORE link?
"To be civilized is to deny one's nature."